Photographer Mark Cowan captured this wonderful image in the Amazon of a caiman wearing a crown of butterflies! As cool as this photograph is, apparently it’s not that uncommon to see butterflies near the heads and eyes of reptiles. The phenomenon you’re witnessing here are of butterflies drinking the caiman’s tears. The butterflies need the salt from the tears in order to survive.
I did not know this. You can read about it here at National Geographic.
The photo by Cowan “was a finalist for the 2016 Royal Society Publishing photography competition and received special commendation.”
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